Famous contributions

Remarkable collectors have contributed specimens to the Museum's bird skin collection, including prominent historic figures such as John James Audubon (1785-1851), John Gould (1804-1881), Charles Darwin (1809-1882) and Alfred Russell Wallace (1823-1913).

Many lesser-known people have also contributed significantly to the collection, such as Allan Octavian Hume (1829-1912), Robert Swinhoe (1836-1877) and Alfred Everett (1848-1898).

Explore some of the stories and specimens surrounding these characters and their expeditions.